Tool grabbers that can employees avoid being struck by falling objects and an app that lets you calculate fall clearance were this week’s top occupational safety and health-related products featured on ISHN.com.
High levels of cynicism associated with lower income levels later in life, study says
May 29, 2015
Holding cynical beliefs about others may have a negative effect on your income according to research published by the American Psychological Association (APA). “While previous research has associated cynicism with detrimental outcomes across a wide range of spheres of life, including physical health, psychological well-being and marital adjustment, the present research has established an association between cynicism and individual economic success,” says Olga Stavrova, PhD, a research associate at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany, and lead author on the study which appears in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology®.
The Wyndham hotel is next door to Massachusetts General Hospital
May 29, 2015
Housekeepers at the Wyndham hotel say they’re being exposed to used syringes, blood, vomit and other bodily fluids while cleaning rooms used by people who stay at the hotel after leaving Massachusetts General Hospital, which is next door to the hotel.
OSH advocates gather June 2nd thru 4th to focus on worker safety, empowerment and prevention strategies
May 28, 2015
The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health, bringing together workers, safety advocates and health professionals from across the country, will take place this coming Tuesday June 2nd through Thursday June 4th at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.
A vaccine may one day help lower blood pressure for up to six months, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Hypertension. The study in rats may eventually provide a novel alternative to treat high blood pressure in people, who would not need to take a pill every day.